Day Shift (2022)

Day Shift (2022)

Director JJ Perry

Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Zion Broadnax, Snoop Dogg, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Meagan Good, Karla Souza, Peter Stomare, Eric Lange, Steve Howey, Scott Adkins, Oliver Masucci,

Bud (Foxx) is a first class vampire hunter who lives in LA. Hiding his career as a hunter from his ex wife and daughter, he learns that they are thinking of moving to Florida. Needing money fast, he begs to re-join the Hunters Union that he was banned from years ago.

He is soon given a Union Rep to accompany him in the field, the desk jockey and extremely nervous Seth (Franco).

He also finds himself on the path for revenge from a strong willed vampiress, who has plans for a war against humans and vampires.

I didn’t really read too much into this before sitting down to watch it, so I gave myself low expectations.

However, this was actually quite a fun romp. There are some genuinely well directed moments (a mid movie car chase has some impressive cinematography). The story also doesn’t give much away straight away and it makes you work for the information by staying tuned to the film. There is the occasional expositional dialogue between characters, that make more sense later in the film.

There are some genuinely impressive moments throughout the film, as mentioned earlier, and the choreography with the many fight scenes are also very impressive.

At almost two hours, it is a tad overlong, but at the same time it leaves us longing for more from some characters who aren’t really given much to do. Not being a fan of his genre of music, I didn’t think I’d enjoy Snoop Dog’s character as much as I did.

Foxx also Executive produced.

This was a pretty good film if you enjoy this genre. There plenty of better films for sure, but there are also plenty of worse.

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